Psychology Scholarships

Psychology is the study of the thought processes and behavior of humans and other animals. The ideal degree candidate for this major should have strong skills in the categories of writing, critical thinking, math and science. You'll also need good people skills and a healthy slice of empathy. Continue reading to find out more about this major and to explore the possibilities of psychology scholarships.

The exact nature of your undergraduate psychology degree program will depend largely on the area of the science you decide to choose for your concentration. Examples of these concentrations include child psychology, clinical psychology and social psychology. You'll receive introductory training and instruction in each of the mentioned areas (and others). But the advanced courses you take in your 3rd and 4th years will center around your chosen concentration.

During your final year you will probably participate in a Capstone project which will most likely involve original research. Core courses you might encounter in this type of program include statistics, perception, tests and measurement, learning and memory, ethics and organizational systems. Your coursework will consist of lectures, lab work and research.

It should be noted that a bachelor's degree in psychology does not prepare you for a career as a psychologist. For that you'll need a master's or doctorate along with state certification. A number of states also require a professional internship. Also keep in mind that the educational requirements for psychologists are evolving. The trend seems to be that the doctorate is the entry-level degree of choice for most psychology careers.

Projected job growth for this field varies between the specialties. If your educational goals center around a bachelor's degree, you'll be eligible to pursue any career for which an undergraduate degree is suitable training. These include careers such as sales or administrative work. 

If you plan on continuing your education in pursuit of the necessary degrees to be a psychologist, you'll encounter the strongest job growth in areas such as school and clinical psychology and mental health. Certain specific career paths in health care administration and social work should also experience growth.

To find out more about psychology scholarships, follow the links below and unlock the possibilities.

Lung Health Dissertation Grant

The objective of the Lung Health Research Dissertation Grant is to support pre-doctoral dissertation research in the various disciplines of social science examining risk factors affecting lung health including:  Psychosocial lung health research  Behavioral lung health research  Health services and health policy research  Epidemiological/Biostatistical lung health research  Public Health education research ELIGIBILITY Education and Experience At the time of application, the applicant must be a matriculating student in good standing in a full-time academic program leading to a doctoral degree in one of the above-mentioned fields. Nurses pursuing a doctoral degree in any field are eligible. Individuals with an MD degree who wish to acquire a PhD or those conducting bench research not involving patients or patient data are not eligible to apply. Citizenship At the time of application, candidates must be United States citizens or foreign nationals holding one of the following visa immigration statuses: permanent resident (Green Card), exchange visitor (J-1), temporary worker in a specialty occupation (H-1B), Canadian or Mexican citizen engaging in professional activities (TN), Australians in Specialty Occupation (E-3 visa) or temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences (O-1). Lung Health Dissertation applicants may hold a student (F-1) visa. At the time of application and throughout the award, an applicant must be employed by a U.S. institution. Applicants are required to submit one signed original plus two copies of all application materials to: American Lung Association 21 W. 38th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018 ATTN: Research Division

Healing Arts Scholarship

Banyan Tree Healing Center is committed to supporting the future of the Healing Arts & Related Fields in all its unique expressions including: Physical, Mental, Spiritual, Family, Community, or Global Health. We are interested in endeavors that help people to become healthy and whole, expand consciousness, improve communities and make the world a cleaner, harmonious, and more compassionate place to live. We are exceptionally interested in anything that seeks to apply compassion to human suffering whether this be through a professional career or through volunteer or charity work. We are offering ongoing, yearly scholarships of $250 - $500 to students who are seeking a future career path in service to humanity.

Dr. Vicki L. Schechtman Scholarship

AWIS offers undergraduate women the opportunity to apply for the Dr. Vicki L. Schechtman Scholarship. The Schechtman Scholarship awards $1,000 to an undergraduate woman interested in pursuing a career in scientific studies. Preference is given to applicants who wish to pursue research. Any female student matriculating at a college or university, who meets the qualifications, is eligible to apply. Entering and current freshmen are especially encouraged to apply. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and hold United States citizenship. Chosen field of study must be recognized by the National Science Foundation. Restrictions are subject to change. This scholarship awards $1,000 to an undergraduate woman interested in pursuing a career in scientific studies. Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen, enrolled at a U.S. institution, have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 and studying in the life or physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, computer and information sciences, or psychology. The award can be used for any aspect of education.

NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program for Graduate Training in School Psychology

NASP offers $5,000 to a full-time minority student pursuing a career in psychology. To be considered for this scholarship, the candidate must: (1) Be a full-time or part-time minority student; (2) Be a United States citizen; (3) Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a NASP-approved and/or regionally accredited school psychology program in the United States, with the aim of becoming a practicing School Psychologist; (4) Be in good academic standing; (5) Have a minimum cumulative overall GPA of 3.0; and (6) Be a member of NASP at the time of designation as a scholarship recipient. Important: Doctoral candidates will not be considered for this award. Only those students enrolled in specialist level (or equivalent) school psychology training programs will be considered for this scholarship award.

Jeff Balswick Memorial Award

This award is given in memory of Jess Balswick, the late son of Drs. Jack and Judith Balswick of the Marriage and Family Department of the School of Psychology. The award is given annually to two students in the Department. The recipient must have demonstrated not only academic excellence and financial need, but a commitment to the application of family therapy and/or family studies in cross-cultural contexts.

Psychology Emeritus Faculty Colloquium Fund

College of Social Sciences - Psychology Sponsor: Edward & Juanita Minium For more information please call 408-924-4425.

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Flwp Prgm

The selection process is designed to recruit all qualified candidates. Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be enrolled as college or university students (in their junior or senior years, or in any graduate or postgraduate level) in the natural, physical, health, engineering, or social sciences in order to apply. Students enrolled in English, journalism, science journalism, or other non-technical fields are not eligible for these fellowships. Successful applicants will attend an orientation at AAAS headquarters at the start of the summer and a wrap-up session at the end of the summer. They will prepare reports on the progress of their fellowship throughout the summer.

Ethnic/Racial Minority Fellowships

Eligibility: Applicant Must Be: an American Citizen or have permanent Visa Status; a Registered Nurse; a member of a state nurses association; a member of an ethnic/racial minority group, including but not limited to, African American, American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander; an individual with a Master's in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing or closely related field and Pursuing a Doctoral degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing or closely related field; and able to demonstrate a commitment to a research career related to ethnic/racial, underserved, and under represented minority populations. Amount Awarded: $7,500 to $10,000

Behavioral Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships in Epilepsy

To provide funding to postdoctorates in the behavioral sciences who wish to pursue research training in an area related to epilepsy. Amount Awarded: $30000 Number Awarded: 1 each year. Duration: 1 year. Eligibility: Individuals who have received their doctoral degree in a behavioral science field by the time of the fellowship begins and desire additional postdoctoral research experience in epilepsy may apply. Academic faculty holding the rank of instructor or above are not eligible, nor are graduate or medical students, medical residents, permanent government employees, or employees of private industry. Because these fellowships are designed as training opportunities, the quality of the training plans and enviornment are considered in the selection process. Other selection crtieria include the scientific quality of the proposed research, a statement regrading the relevance on the research to epilepsy, the applicant's qualifications, and the preceptor's qualifications. Applications from women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. US citizenship is not required, but the research must be conducted in the United States.

Aubrey W. Bonnett Scholarship

$1,000 award given to students whose major is in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at CSUSB, must have involvement in some type of community service (volunteer service or internships for clubs and community organizations would be included) and exhibit some leadership with regard to same, and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Native American Leadership Education Program

The Native American Leadership Education program (NALE) is for Native students who are paraprofessionals in Indian schools, and who plan to complete their degree in education, counseling, or school administration. Since only 7% of teachers in reservation schools are Indians, the need for more Indian teachers is huge.Scholarship Requirements * Students must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian, and be an enrolled member of a U. S. tribe. "U. S. tribe" is defined as federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated. * Students must be attending or planning on attending a college or university within the U. S. on a full-time basis that is fully accredited. Study must be at the college level, and can range from bachelor's degrees to postdoctoral study. Applicants must have excellent grades, high ACT or SAT scores, some work experience, a track record of leadership, and a strong commitment to their Indian community. * Students applying to the program are required to apply for all other sources of funds, write a comprehensive essay about themselves and their plans, and provide proof of high school completion, college admission, and tribal enrollment. "All other sources" includes federal financial aid, tribal scholarships, private scholarships, loans, and grants.

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